During the first stage you should focus on making vertical Striped candies you can use to hit the two columns of Honey with the Bears. You can also make Jelly Fishes or even combine them with vertical Striped candies to clear the Honey quickly.
It’s important you don’t go out of your way to avoid activating the Color Bomb candy. Although you will be able to combine it with a Jelly Fish during the second stage, the few Jelly Fishes it creates won’t make much of a difference anyway. So just focus on clearing Honey as quickly as you can and don’t worry about the Color Bomb candy.
During the second stage you should match candies in the most left and right columns once a while because Wrapped candies will spawn in those columns. Activating a Wrapped candy adjacent to Honey will clear it quickly. You can even combine the Wrapped candies with Striped candies to clear Honey even quicker.
With candies of five colors on the playing field you shouldn’t have too many problems making special candies. It’s worth holding on to special candies until you can combine them because of the combination’s enhanced effect.
During both stages match candies near the bottom of the playing field (or as low as possible) as often as you can. Doing this will shift the largest amount of candies and hopefully start a chain reaction that will create new opportunities to make special candies.